The DYR blog

The blog with general chat about all things from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s plus news about new features and developments on the website.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Merry Christmas From DYR!

On the eve of what many of us are hoping will be a snow day, DYR would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year!

Whether you'll be tucking into turkey and and trimmings with the family, or maybe jetting off to warmer climes, take a moment to hark back to memories of Christmases past... From finding your first-ever BMX under the tree, or learning that your sister's A La Carte Kitchen isn't just for girls. Maybe, instead, it's the thought of stomaching that entire chocolate selection box or sitting down to watch yet another Morecambe And Wise special that makes the festive season special for you. Do let us know at DYR!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Can I get a rewind?

Yes, yes you can! Why's that? Because forget about your CDs, and instead experience that rush of winding tape once more, as the cassette finally makes its comeback.

Apparently, after a flood of interest and in a bid to cash in on the 'grey pound', Island Records is releasing a run of cassette tapes to rival that there new-fangled technology we're calling 'downloads' or 'CDs'. But hold your horses, as this limited-edition release only extends so far to 'Words For You', an album of poetry recitals over classical music, read by the likes of Joanna Lumley. The planned run of 4000 tapes has sold out already, so more are now being produced for sale on Amazon. And it looks like others could follow... maybe a mix tape in time for Valentine's Day, who knows...

Would you welcome the cassette back? And can you remember the first-ever cassette you owned? Who still owns a Walkman? We want to know!